-=PCTechTalk=- Re: flying window icon

I found this on another group it may help with this problem. Note I do
not use this so I did not test it.

Posted: Sat May 17, 2003 6:45 am    Post subject:   =20

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Mystery solved! It is the result of a windows update 330994 patch. You
get the temp file after a change is made to your address book in Outlook
express. You can see if you have the patch by going to
IE....Help...About and seeing if the patch is listed there. I made a
change to my address book this morning and "Bingo" the file appeared!=20
Here is the info I obtained! Phewwwwww! Glad that's over with!=20

One of the "fixes" from MS several months ago causes this glitch.=20
What that file is (which I believe you will see is named "~") is your
yourname.wa~ file which on my PC resides in C:\Windows\Application
Data\Microsoft\Address Book .=20
That file is the backup for yourname.wab (the OE Address Book). But now,
after the glitch, the .wa~ file is no longer getting updated when you
make a change to Address Book. Rather it goes to your Desktop as "~"
instead of to C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book as
yourname.wa~.=20
However, your Address Book, itself, is still getting updated. So unless
you worry about the backup no longer being updated(what good is it,
anyway??), you can delete the "~" file. Or if you cannot live without
the updated backup .wa~ file, then just rename that suspicious "~" file
to yourname.wa~ and send it to the C:\Windows\Application
Data\Microsoft\Address Book folder (replacing the existing and now
outdated yourname.wa~ file).=20
Supposedly MS was working on a fix many months ago, but I have seen no
announcement of one yet, and none of the recent MS fixes have cured the
problem.=20
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That "~" (tilde) file is most probably appearing as the result of
installing the "April 2003, Cumulative Patch for Outlook Express
(330994)". Microsoft is aware of the problem and is supposedly working
on a fix. Many people are experiencing this problem and from what I've
read about this problem that icon will also reappear when you reply to
an e-mail and you have your Outlook Express set up to enter the persons
e-mail address to your address book whenever you reply to an e-mail. You
can either just put up with it or follow the uninstall directions for
the patch at the link below.=20
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/critical/330994/default.as
p=20





-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 8:45 PM
To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: -=3DPCTechTalk=3D- Re: flying window icon


It's a Copy of Her address book .. and I have no clue why we get them
LOL=20
  ----- Original Message -----=20
  From: Sylviavandewall=20
  To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx=20
  Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 8:12 PM
  Subject: -=3DPCTechTalk=3D- Re: flying window icon


  I don't run Spybot, I don't know if Sandi does.
  Sylvia.


  > I would like to know, Do you run Spybot? I want to know if it is
something
  spybot would kill.
  > Sincerely Yours,
  > Hank
  >
  >
  >   O.K. Cosmic, Clint, and Hank--I hear you loud and clear!  And
learned
  >   something new today as well.  I just now went to drag it back to
the
  desktop
  >   and, lo and behold, there was another of the little "buggers"
already on
  my
  >   desktop.  Now I am going to zip and send to you Cosmic.
  >   Thanks to all.
  >   Sandi


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